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bpv_643453 - GORDIAN III Pentassaria

GORDIAN III Pentassaria AU
175.00 €(Approx. 204.75$ | 150.50£)
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Type : Pentassaria
Date: 241-244
Mint name / Town : Odessus, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 11,31 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée avec faiblesse à 6h. Très beaux bustes. Joli Sérapis au revers. Agréable patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Bustes affrontés de Gordien III lauré, drapé et cuirassé à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière et de Sérapis, coiffée du calathos et drapé vu de trois quarts en avant.
Obverse legend : AU K M ANTWNIOS GORDIANOS//, (Autokrator Kaisar Markos Antonios Gordianos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien).

Reverse


Reverse description : Sérapis, nu jusqu’à la ceinture coiffé du calathos debout de face, la tête tournée à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un sceptre transversal.
Reverse legend : ODHSS-EITWN/ -|E, (Odhsseitwn).
Reverse translation : (d’Odessa).

Commentary


Trou de centrage visible de chaque côté.

Historical background


GORDIEN III

(02-03/238-03/244) Marcus Antonius Gordianus

August (05/238-03/244)

Gordian III is the grand-son of Gordian I and Gordian II's nephew, ephemeral emperors of the year 238. At the request of the people of Rome, he was chosen by Cesar Balbin and Pupien and their successor after their murders. Emperor at age 13, married at 16, killed at 19, that's how could sum up the life of this young man who was the victim appetites of Philip the Arab, new praetorian prefect.

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